Hardware Selection Tips for Your Kitchen Cabinets

Cabinet PullIt’s the little details that make all the difference in a kitchen remodeling project. Unfortunately, it can sometimes be difficult for homeowners to envision how these details will look in the context of a finished product. The choice of cabinet hardware can be a particularly agonizing decision for many homeowners. By keeping a few general rules of thumb in mind, however, you can make the hardware selection process a little bit easier.

Stick to One Finish

You don’t necessarily need to select hardware that all comes from the same collection, but it should at least maintain a consistent finish. Satin nickel tends to be a particularly timeless choice that goes well with a variety of cabinet styles. Brass and copper finishes are often a nice complement to cabinetry in traditional and country-style kitchens, and glass hardware is a common accessory on white cabinetry.

Be Color Conscious

Some cabinet colors are more flexible than others. While white cabinets can typically accommodate a number of different hardware styles and finishes, darker colors and stains may require more careful consideration. If possible, purchase samples of a few different hardware styles so that you can see how they’ll look with your new cabinets.

A Note on Pulls and Knobs

Knobs are typically less expensive than pulls and more flexible from a design perspective because of their discrete profile. Pulls, on the other hand, tend to have a greater impact on a cabinet’s overall appearance. As such, knobs tend to work well on especially ornate cabinets, whereas pulls are a good option for simpler cabinet designs.

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